Five Chesterfield General Hospital nurses have been nominated for the South Carolina Palmetto Gold Award.
The award, given by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation, salutes excellence and commitment to the profession by recognizing 100 nurses from across South Carolina each year.
“We congratulate each of our nominees on their outstanding service to nursing and thank them for the care and compassion they show to our patients every day,” said Chesterfield General Hospital Chief Nursing Officer, Jennifer Huston, RN, MSN.
Chesterfield General Hospital nurse nominees are, (along with a few comments included in the nominations):
• Dan Allen, RN
As a nurse in the Emergency Department, Dan Allen exemplifies the best qualities a nurse should have.
• Laurenza Lopez, RN
Laurenza Lopez is a nurse on the Med/Surg Unit. She takes the time to energize her colleagues by encouraging them.
• Claudia McCollum, RNC-OB, BSN, MSN
As the director of the Maternal Child Unit, Claudia maintained the utmost level of professionalism, exemplified leadership and held herself and her staff to the highest standards of nursing care.
• Diane Radford, RN
As a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, Diane Radford constantly seeks ways to encourage staff in improving the quality of nursing practice and patient outcomes.
• Debbie Spells, RN, MN
Debbie Spells was previously Director of the Med/Surg Unity and is now the Chief Quality Officer. She has shown that being a nurse is not a phrase, but a way of life and something to be proud of.
The South Carolina Nurses Foundation, Inc. was established in 1974 as a nonprofit organization to promote high standards of health care by facilitating the advancement of nursing through awards, grants and scholarship. Through the promotion of nursing and the encouragement of excellence in nursing practice, the Foundation’s major goal is to improve the quality of health care to all South Carolina citizens by advancing the profession of nursing in the state.
The Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship program is a subcommittee of the South Carolina Nurses Foundation and provides the vehicle through which donations to the Palmetto Gold Nurse Recognition and Scholarship Program are received and invested.
Chesterfield General Hospital is a 59-bed, acute-care hospital offering a wide-range of health care services including an Emergency Department with a 30-Minutes-or-Less Service Pledge, I.C.U., Med/Surg Unit, Labor & Delivery Unit, Laboratory, In- and Out-patient Surgery, P.A.C.U., GI/Endoscopy Suite, Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Testing, Imaging, Respiratory and Therapy Services, and a Sleep Center.
Chesterfield General Hospital is located at 711 Chesterfield Hwy., Cheraw. For more information, visit ChesterfieldGeneral.com.